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Wine shipping to Florida almost a gonner

lax2mia | Mar 10, 2008 07:02 AM

I knew it would happen eventually. Those of us who enjoy being able to purchase wines outside of what's carried in our local wine shop and supermarket shelves were living in blissful ignorance for the last 2 years. That's how long it's been since the Supreme Court struck down prohibitive state laws barring inter-state wine shipments. For two years Floridians were able to purchase wine directly from wineries in any state allowing those wineries to ship hear.

But Florida, being home to the largest liquor distributor in the country, has a legislature which doesn't want it so stay that way. Not one, not two, but four bills are in the Florida legislature trying to put an arbitrary cap on the size of wineries that can ship directly to Florida.

If you're interested in reading more about this you can look here:

Not sure if there are many of you out there that take advantage of this right. Hopefully some of you might take a new interest and order some wine before it's too late!

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